Adult Assistance Needed for Flea Market on Saturday 10/25

Mike needs at least 2 adults to help out and oversee the scouts and the scout table at the Trinity flea market on Saturday.

Responsibilities entail selling merchandise at the scout table, coordinating the scouts selling raffle tickets, raffling off prizes at the end of day and helping break down the tables and cleaning up after the flea market is over.

The hours of coverage are 8:30-4:30 (even if you can do 1/2 a day…that’s great! Please volunteer!)

Please contact Mike at 917-749-7798 if you can help.

Mike Needs Your Help!

I am writing this to you asking for your support. As most of you may know, I am running in the NYC Marathon in 2 weeks, which has always been a bucket list item of mine. At the beginning of the year health issues, which were really scary & eye opening at the same time (all is now fine). So I decided that this was going to “be the year I actually do it”.

I got blessed with an opportunity to join the Greater New York Council Marathon Team. As you may likely know, scouting has been a part of my life since I was 7 years old. The program had a huge impact on me, and 3 years ago I became the Scoutmaster of Troop 106. With my amazing team of leaders, we have grown the troop to one of the largest in Queens.

Scouting in NYC touches over 40,000 people, and provides opportunities to many that they couldn’t experience here in the city. I have committed to raising $3,000 to help support scouting in NYC, I have raised $750 so far. The money will go to preserve camps, help under-privileged scouts to fully participate in the program, & much more.

Will you stand with me in helping to fulfill one of my lifelong dreams while helping a program that is dear to the hearts of tens of thousand of New Yorkers?

No donation is too small and every little bit helps. If you would like to donate please use the link below:

Thanks in advance for your time & support.

Pics from Last Night – Live Art Event w/ Nicholai Khan

The resounding opinion I heard was that last night was a huge success. Parents, I will be reaching out to you all to discuss pooling our interpersonal relationships to continue to offer varied and new programming for our troop.

*** PLEASE, send any pics you took to Mike (you can just reply to the email)***, As we are going to put together something to give to Nicholai as a thank you.

Here are some pics I took & borrowed from Nicholai’s Instagram.

If you are interested in his art, I am more than happy to make an introduction.

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Reminder for Tonight’s Live Art Event

Each scout is expected to bring $5 to cover their supplies (canvas, paints, brushes, etc.).

Also wear a beat up t-shirt under your uniform shirt.

Lastly, ANYONE is welcome to come watch, ie. parents, siblings (but not very young ones), friends, etc. We may have some extra supplies for other to participate, but won’t know until we see the turnout we get. Those wishing to participate bring $5 as well.

Any questions reach out to Mike.

Friday’s Meeting – Live Art Event

This Friday we have a special guest artist coming to our meeting. His name is Nicholai Khan ( He is going to talk to the scouts and do a live art show.

Scouts are going to be painting along with him. Each scout is required to bring $5 to cover the cost of supplies.

Also, please make sure they have a beat up t-shirt under their uniform so they don’t get their uniform shirt dirty when painting.

Any questions reach out to Mike

JLT Tonight for Youth Leaders

This is just a reminder that the scouts who completed the Troop’s JLT have to attend District JLT tonight (and one more night next month).

Attendance is MANDATORY, and scouts must be in Class A Uniform.

Be there are 730p sharp.

This ONLY applies to our youth leaders who completed the Troop’s Junior Leader Training.

4024 62nd St, Woodside, NY 11377 is the address.

When you get there you are looking for a gentleman by the name of John Sammon (not Fish’s dad, another John Sammon)

Any questions direct to Mike.

Learn to Swim Lottery

You have an opportunity to get your child into a City-sponsored swim program (there is a lottery, you can call ahead to see how that limits your chances of getting in).

In Queens, the program is run at Roy Wilkins Park.  See the NYC Parks web site at:

Check with them for further info.

Program description for Scout age kids (there are programs for younger kids and adults):
Child Classes: 6 – 17 Years Old

Level I: Children at this level learn basic aquatic skills. They’ll learn how to safely get into and leave the water, how to control their breath by blowing bubbles, how to float and kick on front and back and move through the water. They’ll also learn how to stay safe around the water and what to do in case of an emergency.

Level II: Children at this level learn to move their arms and legs together in a swimming motion. We’ll work on teaching children to swim without assistance, and improve on skills that they learned in Level I. They’ll be able to understand dangerous water conditions and how to assist a swimmer in a water emergency.

• Your child must be 6 years of age on the first day of class in order to participate in the children’s program. Please make sure to bring a birth certificate, passport, or photo identification with date of birth listed for the child on the day of the first class. Documents will be returned after verification is completed. There are classes available at two different times: on Saturdays, and afterschool from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

• All 6-17 years old Saturday lottery winners must attend a water test on October 18 to determine class level.  Missing the water test will result in a first absence.
If a child misses the water test and the first day of class they will be dropped from the session. Participants who miss two consecutive classes will be dropped from the program.


Cooperstown Trip Update

Just wanted to share a few things:

1) We are meeting at 6p (at Trinity) sharp, Please be on time and ready to leave

2) Scouts need to bring their Class A uniform as we will be wearing it to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

3) Class B shirt is needed for Saturday & work pants as the Diamond mine is a dirty experience. Also pack a pair of work gloves.

4) Scouts should pack weather appropriate clothing as they will be sleeping in tents and it will be in the low 40’s in the morning when they wake up

5) As a reminder there are NO ELECTRONICS allowed on this trip other than Cameras.

6) And as always spending money for souvenirs is suggested.

Any other questions please reach out to Mike